Banana Walnut Muffins

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Ahh . . . cold weather plus muffins and coffee is the best way to enjoy this season. Who’s with me?  Come on over and we can talk about it together ;).   I love this simple recipe, so let me share!

These muffins contain a bunch of goodness that benefits the body.  Here are the benefits of the highlighted nutrients.

Ingredient Benefits
Bananas In one serving (1 banana),

·   Contains about 15 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts your immune system and improves the absorption of other nutrients such as iron.

·   Contains 35 percent of your daily B-6 requirement. The body uses vitamin B-6 to grow new cells.

Walnuts ·    One-ounce contains 2 grams of fiber

·    Are one of the highest sources of plant-based, heart-healthy, omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient that may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

Flaxseed
  • High in omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects.
  • Contain lignans that may help protect against cancer by blocking enzymes that are involved in with the growth and spread of tumor cells. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
  • Contains both the soluble and insoluble types of fiber. Two tablespoons contain 3 grams of fiber.
Agave ·         A natural sweetener like honey

·         Able to use less in recipes because of its sweetness

·         Low on the glycemic index, making it a better option than refined sugar

I really like using agave in my other recipes such as my energy bites.  I have learned that it does not take much agave nectar to make things sweet.

Make note I have also increased the amount of bananas from other banana muffin/bread recipes. An easy way to increase the sweetness naturally and get rid of more my black bananas in the freezer.

Banana Walnut Muffins

Serves: 24 mini muffins

Ingredients

1 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup ground flaxseed
4 bananas
1/3 cup agave nectar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preparation

Mix together bananas, agave,  eggs and oil together.  Add the rest (dry) of the ingredients to the mixture.
Place mixture into a greased mini muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Enjoy my friends!

Banana Walnut Muffins

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  • Yield: 24
  • Difficulty: easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 4 bananas
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Mix together bananas, agave, eggs and oil together. Add the rest (dry) of the ingredients to the mixture.
  2. Place mixture into a greased mini muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

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